11 July 2002 Edition

Defending the human rights agenda

11 July 2002

A broad cross-section, including trade unionists, represenatives of statutory agencies, the broad community sector, the Irish language movement, film and media production, young people and republican ex-prisoners and their families came to the Tar Isteach's AGM in Dublin last weekend to hear a powerful address on human rights in Ireland. Free article

Sectarianism never sleeps in Larne

11 July 2002

The 16-year-old Larne teenager who was brutally assaulted by loyalists in the East Antrim town of Larne last week is lucky to be alive. The youth was hit by iron bars and golf clubs and suffered a compound fracture of the skull as well as other injuries to his head, face and body. Free article

Ludovic Kennedy provokes McBride family

11 July 2002

The family of Belfast teenager Peter McBride, who was killed by two British soldiers, are furious at remarks made in an interview with broadcaster Ludovic Kennedy on BBC Breakfast News on Thursday 4 July. During the interview Kennedy, who has campaigned on behalf of the two Scots Guards convicted of the 1992 murder, called for compensation to be paid to the men for the six years they spent in prison. Free article

Six, Fisk and the Harlem Gospel Choir... It could only be Féile an Phobail

11 July 2002

Last week, Gerry Adams officially launched the programme for this year's 15th West Belfast Féile. In his address, the Sinn Féin President praised the work of the Féile Committee over the years. He reminded his audience of the origins of the popular festival in the dark days of 1988, when nationalist communities throughout the North, but particularly in West Belfast, were being demonised by a hostile press. Free article

Fian Tobias Molloy

11 July 2002

Republicans from throughout Tyrone and Donegal will gather in Clady and parade to Doneloop graveyard this Sunday, 14 July, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the killing of Fian Tobias Molloy by a plastic bullet at the hands of the British Army at the Camel's Hump on 16 July 1972. Free article

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Dublin City Council backs glass workers

11 July 2002

A motion was put forward by the Sinn Féin group on Dublin City Council on Monday calling upon the Board of Management of Ardagh Glass to immediately set about implementing the redundancy package recommended by the Labour Relations Court for the workers at the Irish Glass Bottle factory. The motion was passed unanimously. Free article

Honour the memory of the Clashmealcon Martyrs

11 July 2002

On Sunday 7 July, the 79th anniversary of the siege at Clashmealcon Caves in the North Kerry parish of Causeway, a large crowd travelled to that spot on the Shannon Estuary to pay tribute to the six brave men who fell in defence of the Republic on 16 April 1923. Free article

AIDS crisis outstrips even worst-case scenarios

11 July 2002

In the next 60 seconds, at least four people will have died of AIDS in Africa, the world's poorest continent. Free article

Mick O'Reilly fights back

11 July 2002

The highly respected Irish trade union leader Mick O'Reilly and his colleague Eugene McGlone are fighting back against their dismissal following a protracted attempted purge against them by the leader of the ATGWU, Bill Morris. The London-based leadership of the union removed O'Reilly as Irish Regional Secretary - the senior official in Ireland (32 Counties) - and Eugene McGlone, Irish Regional Organiser. Free article

Call for inquiry into North Eastern Health Board management

11 July 2002

County Monaghan-based Oireachtas members last week met the Minister for Health and Children Mícheál Martin on the current crisis at Monaghan General Hospital. TDs Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Paudge Connolly, Seymour Crawford and Rory O'Hanlon and Senator Ann Leonard attended the meeting in the Minister's office in Hawkins House last Thursday, 4 July. Free article

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